R. T. Van Horn & Co., Publishers.*

October 23, 1870.

     The steamer W. J. Lewis will arrive this morning from St. Louis an d will return during the day.

     The Bluff Street sidewalk is going to pieces -- an elegant specimen of the manner in which Kansas City street contracts are fulfilled.  The sidewalk from Fifth Street to Broadway are also in a wretched condition and some day will result in a serious accident to pedestrians.  Of a dark night one may well be inclined to consider it the "Broadway that leadeth to destruction."  Let us have no more frauds in contracts for sidewalks.

     The beautiful play of "Man and Wife," from Wilkie Collins' novel of that name will run all week at the Opera House.

     The apple stands that for so long a time have "graced" the west side of the public square were hauled away yesterday.  The one that was "snaked" through Main Street in the forenoon created considerable interest in the breasts of a number of urchins.

     Captain Comingo didn't appear at Turner's Hall last night.  He was "sick," so it was stated, and consequently failed to come.  The Democracy felt, of course, sadly disappointed.